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From House to House Acts 16: Philippian House Churches.

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1 From House to House Acts 16: Philippian House Churches

2 The Early Church Christians fellowshipped one another through a tight network of house churchesChristians fellowshipped one another through a tight network of house churches Christianity was family oriented (household conversions)Christianity was family oriented (household conversions) According to the Bible, the entire Christian life is meant to be lived in communityAccording to the Bible, the entire Christian life is meant to be lived in community The biblical model for community outreach is the house church. LIFE GroupsThe biblical model for community outreach is the house church. LIFE Groups

3 Lydia 16:13 Womens Bible study16:13 Womens Bible study 16:14 Our best efforts will never compensate for Gods role in outreach16:14 Our best efforts will never compensate for Gods role in outreach 16:15 Hospitality16:15 Hospitality Encountering the gospelEncountering the gospel

4 Philippian Jailer 16:22-23 Persecution16:22-23 Persecution 16:25 Praise!16:25 Praise! 16:32 Encountering the gospel16:32 Encountering the gospel 16:33 Healing our hurts16:33 Healing our hurts 16:34 Hospitality16:34 Hospitality 16:34 The joy of deliverance!16:34 The joy of deliverance!

5 Conclusion 16:40 Back to Lydias house for some encouragement16:40 Back to Lydias house for some encouragement 3 things our LIFE Groups must do:3 things our LIFE Groups must do: –Provide an atmosphere for encountering the gospel –Provide an atmosphere of healing –Provide an atmosphere of encouragement Immerse LIFE Groups in prayerImmerse LIFE Groups in prayer


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